After 2017 bus attack, security tightened ahead of Amarnath Yatra


As a preventive measure following 2017’s deadly bus attack killing at least nine Amarnath pilgrims and injuring 19 others, the security has been tightened along the entire route of the Amarnath yatra, which is set to begin from June 28.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans are also being deployed at the vital places for the security of the pilgrims.

The Jammu and Kashmir government along with Shrine Board has started the preparations for the smooth pilgrimage this year and in this process, the government along with Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA) has started clearance of snow from tracks and installing other logistical infrastructure for pilgrims who will undertake Yatra from Pahalgam side.

The DIG CRPF said that all security arrangements have been made from Pahalgam side for the pilgrimage.

Officials are hopeful that all arrangements will be ready by June 18.

In December, the police claimed to have killed all the three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants involved in the 2017 attack.

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